Sunday, October 20, 2013

NO EASY ANSWERS: Man Walking Home Gets Robbed; Another Cabs it Home, Gets Robbed

Left lying on the ground, bleeding from the head, a Wrigleyville man's walk home ended early at the hands of three thugs who beat and robbed him at Clark and Grace, a block from Wrigley Field.

Officers were called to the scene at 5:09 this morning and immediately asked for an ambulance to treat the victim, who was eventually taken to Thorek Hospital.

Lost in the attack were the victim's house keys, debit card, iPhone, and "a lot" of money.

The offenders, last seen running southbound on Racine Avenue, are described as:
1) male, black.
2) male, black, dreads.
3) male, black, wearing an Oakland A's hat that is green with yellow lettering, and possibly a gray sweatshirt or jacket.
The incident is classified as a strongarm robbery in Chicago Police Department case #HW499952.

Robbed After Taking A Cab Home
"Take a cab home" is a common suggestion for those who want to avoid being robbed in Mugglyville Wrigleyville and Boystown. Even that good advice didn't save a west Lake View man this morning.

He was robbed at 2:20AM, seconds after he stepped out of the cab he took to his home in the 3300 block of Marshfield. An unknown offender punched the man in the face and took his phone and wallet.

The cab driver took off, apparently not realizing what was happening to his fare.

This offender is only described as male, black, wearing a dark shirt.

Chicago Police Department case #HW499853.

This is the second robbery on a one-block stretch of Marshfield in the past week.